A NSW man has been charged with using social media platforms to advocate acts of terrorism and violence against prominent Australian politicians.

It's alleged Wade Homewood, 37, was a prolific user of social media and posted a large volume of extremist content, urging violence against people he singled out for their race, occupation or political viewpoints.

The ABC understands that the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews, were among those targeted.

The NSW Police Joint Counter Terrorism team began investigating in September after identifying a number of potentially criminal posts.

Mr Homewood lives with his parents in Tamworth, where he works as an occasional farmhand on the family farm.

Read more: ABC News (Australia)